Man Booker Prize (2011) Longlist Out!

As a regular follower of the Man Booker Prize, I know I have been late posting this but hey… I ought to.

The longlist for this year was announced on the 26th of July, 2011. They are:

Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)
Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side (Faber)
Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail – Profile)
Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger’s Child (Picador – Pan Macmillan)
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus – Random House)

A total of 138 books, seven of which were called in by the judges, were considered for the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ longlist.

The chair of judges, Dame Stella Rimington, comments:

‘We are delighted by the quality and breadth of our longlist, which emerged from an impassioned discussion. The list ranges from the Wild West to multi-ethnic London via post-Cold War Moscow and Bucharest, and includes four first novels.’

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9 Responses to Man Booker Prize (2011) Longlist Out!

  1. zibilee says:

    A lot of these are new to me, and I am looking forward to checking them out!


  2. JoV says:

    Nothing holds an interest for me. The Last Hundred Days perhaps because of its setting on Bucharest. Don’t think I’ll read any until the shortlist. 😦


  3. Marie says:

    Woo hoo Booker Prize! 🙂 🙂


  4. SarahNorman says:

    I can never decide how I feel about the Booker. I loved WOLF HALL, but I just thought THE FINKLER QUESTION was terrible!


    • Geosi says:

      Have not yet read both Wolf Hall and The Finkler Question but I have heard many good things about Wolf Hall. Sometimes the book that wins disappoints, I think.


  5. The Omnivore says:

    The Omnivore has rounded up the reviews for all the longlisted books, bringing you a critical digest of quotes from UK and US newspapers and literary journals.

    Read our roundups here:


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